Ocean County to Begin First Road Overlay Project of 2016

TOMS RIVER – Ocean County is expected to repair more than five miles of roadway under its first road overlay contract of 2016.

The Board of Chosen Freeholders on Feb. 17 is set to authorize the county engineer to advertise for the project, which will include storm water drainage work, new paving and reconstruction. The roadways involved include:

• 1.15 miles of North New Prospect Road, from Farmingdale Road to Bennetts Mills Road in Jackson
• 1.5 miles of Burnt Tavern Road, from Van Zile Road to Route 70 in Brick
• Nearly a mile of Cedar Bridge Avenue, from Route 70 to Hooper Avenue in Brick
• A quarter mile of Oak Avenue, from Hooper Avenue to Penny Lane in Toms River
• The southbound jughandle of Hooper Avenue and Indian Hill Road in Toms River
• A half-mile of Bay Avenue, from Dunedin Street to Fischer Boulevard in Toms River

The work is expected to begin in late spring and take several weeks to complete. The county maintains more than 620 miles of roads.


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